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Todd Cordell
Location: Barrie, ON
Joined: 02.10.2014

Oct 10 @ 12:07 PM ET
Todd Cordell: Smith steals the show, leads Flames to shutout victory over Predators
Flamin_Irishmin
Calgary Flames
Location: Victoria B.C., BC
Joined: 09.15.2015

Oct 10 @ 12:10 PM ET
Thanks Todd!

Go Flames Go!

That’s the Smitty I like!
quinneroma
Calgary Flames
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 07.26.2015

Oct 10 @ 12:42 PM ET
James Neal is looking like a Troy Brouwer clone. Gets paid 5.75 mil (too much even if he puts up his average last two seasons), loses 20-40% of his motivation, two long Stanley cup playoffs later, a few years older, definitely looks slow and easy to contain out there while not getting much done at all.

I thought the Flames would get 2-3 good years out of him then have to trade him while eating some salary or even buy him out of the last year. But this is looking like an awful contract already, especially considering without signing him they could've let Mangiapane play up (I'm sure he'd be doing more out there) and have a chance to sign Mark Stone, or a goalie!

I raised my eyebrows at this signing initially, like Treliving didn't you learn from your Brouwer mistake?? I really hope he can turn it around, or this albatross could really hurt the flames competitiveness for the next few years when they are so close to contending.
jessehub
Calgary Flames
Location: BC
Joined: 06.25.2010

Oct 10 @ 12:46 PM ET
James Neal is looking like a Troy Brouwer clone. Gets paid 5.75 mil (too much even if he puts up his average last two seasons), loses 20-40% of his motivation, two long Stanley cup playoffs later, a few years older, definitely looks slow and easy to contain out there while not getting much done at all.

I thought the Flames would get 2-3 good years out of him then have to trade him while eating some salary or even buy him out of the last year. But this is looking like an awful contract already, especially considering without signing him they could've let Mangiapane play up (I'm sure he'd be doing more out there) and have a chance to sign Mark Stone, or a goalie!

I raised my eyebrows at this signing initially, like Treliving didn't you learn from your Brouwer mistake?? I really hope he can turn it around, or this albatross could really hurt the flames competitiveness for the next few years when they are so close to contending.

- quinneroma



Relax
tincup
Calgary Flames
Location: AB
Joined: 07.21.2006

Oct 10 @ 1:18 PM ET
Relax
- jessehub


No kidding. Give him more than 3 games ffs. Flames look good so far, and I'm pumped with how good Lindholm is playing. Also, Ras and Vali should be on this team full time going forward. Lesson to BT to be more careful trading away those picks...props to the scouting staff for finding some good talent.
Clyde334
Calgary Flames
Location: OG loves Nenshi!! Nenshi sucks!!, AB
Joined: 06.19.2016

Oct 10 @ 1:28 PM ET
James Neal is looking like a Troy Brouwer clone. Gets paid 5.75 mil (too much even if he puts up his average last two seasons), loses 20-40% of his motivation, two long Stanley cup playoffs later, a few years older, definitely looks slow and easy to contain out there while not getting much done at all.

I thought the Flames would get 2-3 good years out of him then have to trade him while eating some salary or even buy him out of the last year. But this is looking like an awful contract already, especially considering without signing him they could've let Mangiapane play up (I'm sure he'd be doing more out there) and have a chance to sign Mark Stone, or a goalie!

I raised my eyebrows at this signing initially, like Treliving didn't you learn from your Brouwer mistake?? I really hope he can turn it around, or this albatross could really hurt the flames competitiveness for the next few years when they are so close to contending.

- quinneroma


buddy_doug
Season Ticket Holder
Joined: 06.20.2011

Oct 10 @ 1:37 PM ET
I thought the kids played great but I also thought Hanifin had a real solid game.

I still would like to see Bennett, Janko and Neal allowed a couple games to see if some chemistry builds there but overall I thought the Flames played well last night.

It was fun to watch.
fry
Calgary Flames
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 02.11.2007

Oct 10 @ 1:44 PM ET
James Neal is looking like a Troy Brouwer clone. Gets paid 5.75 mil (too much even if he puts up his average last two seasons), loses 20-40% of his motivation, two long Stanley cup playoffs later, a few years older, definitely looks slow and easy to contain out there while not getting much done at all.

I thought the Flames would get 2-3 good years out of him then have to trade him while eating some salary or even buy him out of the last year. But this is looking like an awful contract already, especially considering without signing him they could've let Mangiapane play up (I'm sure he'd be doing more out there) and have a chance to sign Mark Stone, or a goalie!

I raised my eyebrows at this signing initially, like Treliving didn't you learn from your Brouwer mistake?? I really hope he can turn it around, or this albatross could really hurt the flames competitiveness for the next few years when they are so close to contending.

- quinneroma


Trolling or just impatient?

He’ll probably suck for half the year, put up 12 goals down the stretch and kick ass in the playoffs like he always does.
Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Oct 10 @ 2:25 PM ET
Trolling or just impatient?

He’ll probably suck for half the year, put up 12 goals down the stretch and kick ass in the playoffs like he always does.

- fry


Nope. He’s old balls and shall continue the suckage that he has displayed over the last 3 games. Such a large sample size simply does not lie.

At least I sincerely hope so.
DuranDuran
Calgary Flames
Location: Quito
Joined: 09.29.2015

Oct 10 @ 2:28 PM ET
I would like to see Neal up on the 2nd line see what he can do.

DuranDuran
Calgary Flames
Location: Quito
Joined: 09.29.2015

Oct 10 @ 2:33 PM ET
Nope. He’s old balls and shall continue the suckage that he has displayed over the last 3 games. Such a large sample size simply does not lie.

At least I sincerely hope so.

- Wildschwein


Clyde334
Calgary Flames
Location: OG loves Nenshi!! Nenshi sucks!!, AB
Joined: 06.19.2016

Oct 10 @ 2:34 PM ET
Nope. He’s old balls and shall continue the suckage that he has displayed over the last 3 games. Such a large sample size simply does not lie.

At least I sincerely hope so.

- Wildschwein

fry
Calgary Flames
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 02.11.2007

Oct 10 @ 2:35 PM ET
Nope. He’s old balls and shall continue the suckage that he has displayed over the last 3 games. Such a large sample size simply does not lie.

At least I sincerely hope so.

- Wildschwein


The truth probably lays somewhere in between.
Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Oct 10 @ 2:36 PM ET

- DuranDuran


Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Oct 10 @ 2:38 PM ET

- Clyde334


I only wish my love for you extended to your filthy franchise.
Hunkulese
Calgary Flames
Location: QC
Joined: 09.30.2006

Oct 10 @ 2:39 PM ET
Has no one ever seen Neal play before? This is pretty much the player he his. He'll get his 20 goals, or at least get close this year, but he doesn't add a ton more than that. Why do you think four teams have been fine letting him go?

He's a good, at times great, finisher, but he's not generating offence.

20 goals sounds impressive, but it's really only a goal every four games. Throw in a couple multigoal games and you can go goalless for a while and still hit 20 goals no problem.
Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Oct 10 @ 2:39 PM ET
The truth probably lays somewhere in between.
- fry


Hold on one goddamn second. Are you saying that I am partially correct?
jessehub
Calgary Flames
Location: BC
Joined: 06.25.2010

Oct 10 @ 2:47 PM ET
Has no one ever seen Neal play before? This is pretty much the player he his. He'll get his 20 goals, or at least get close this year, but he doesn't add a ton more than that. Why do you think four teams have been fine letting him go?

He's a good, at times great, finisher, but he's not generating offence.

20 goals sounds impressive, but it's really only a goal every four games. Throw in a couple multigoal games and you can go goalless for a while and still hit 20 goals no problem.

- Hunkulese



You're so Smrat
Clyde334
Calgary Flames
Location: OG loves Nenshi!! Nenshi sucks!!, AB
Joined: 06.19.2016

Oct 10 @ 2:55 PM ET
I only wish my love for you extended to your filthy franchise.
- Wildschwein

DuranDuran
Calgary Flames
Location: Quito
Joined: 09.29.2015

Oct 10 @ 3:29 PM ET

- Wildschwein


I imagine they have higher standards in the States for Unitards than in Northern Alberta.



I see you guys are going to trade Nurse?
Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Oct 10 @ 4:13 PM ET
I imagine they have higher standards in the States for Unitards than in Northern Alberta.



I see you guys are going to trade Nurse?

- DuranDuran


Seeing as how it is EK reporting it, I’m gonna guess... no.
Hunkulese
Calgary Flames
Location: QC
Joined: 09.30.2006

Oct 10 @ 7:51 PM ET
Somehow I missed that Tkachuk has 6 points already. Not bad.
Clyde334
Calgary Flames
Location: OG loves Nenshi!! Nenshi sucks!!, AB
Joined: 06.19.2016

Oct 10 @ 9:06 PM ET
Somehow I missed that Tkachuk has 6 points already. Not bad.
- Hunkulese

His bro has 2 tonight.


And you’re an idiot!!
rmull905
Calgary Flames
Joined: 02.27.2007

Oct 10 @ 9:19 PM ET
Somehow I missed that Tkachuk has 6 points already. Not bad.
- Hunkulese


And he's still a pest... love that Chucky Cheese
rmull905
Calgary Flames
Joined: 02.27.2007

Oct 10 @ 9:32 PM ET
Has no one ever seen Neal play before? This is pretty much the player he his. He'll get his 20 goals, or at least get close this year, but he doesn't add a ton more than that. Why do you think four teams have been fine letting him go?

He's a good, at times great, finisher, but he's not generating offence.

20 goals sounds impressive, but it's really only a goal every four games. Throw in a couple multigoal games and you can go goalless for a while and still hit 20 goals no problem.

- Hunkulese



He's typically a 30 goal/82 game player, which is nothing to sneeze at in this league. Once Ferland left, the Flames needed to backfill and augment production further. At the time, Lindholm was seen as a likely candidate to backfill, but not necessarily augment the production, so when you have a guy with a proven nose for the net, you gotta take that chance.

Like a lot of scorers, yeah, he will enjoy his streaks and the lulls that come with them. Hell, Iggy even in his 30-40 goal seasons didn't start scoring till November most years and it was so frustrating for fans.

Boeser still hasn't scored and Sportsnet is blasting "what's wrong with Brock" 3 games into the season... Hockey fans are many things, but patient in October we are not...
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